LETTER from TAMMY CHRISTMAN
To the Editor:
Helios Care is celebrating and honoring the valuable and heartfelt commitment of our wonderful volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week.
Even when a person is dying, there can be a lot of living to do. Hospice makes it possible by bringing care, compassion, and hope to patients and families facing life-limiting illness. Volunteers are a vital part of this special care: 224 trained volunteers support our local communities during patients’ end-of-life journey and make the mission of Helios Care possible.
Whether a volunteer is serving at the bedside, honoring a veteran, assisting in the office, helping in the thrift shop, or assisting with events, they are the heart of our hospice. We would like to thank all of our volunteers for their unwavering support and generosity. This week and throughout the year, we honor and celebrate our outstanding volunteers.
Helios, Director of Community Outreach
Otsego County Chamber President Barbara Ann Heegan recruited a bumper crop for the 2020 Otsego Leadership class, whose program got underway this morning at Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta. Over the next few weeks, the class – rising managers at local enterprises and institutions – will be visiting colleges, hospitals and other key county institutions, to “put them in the picture” as they move forward. The Class of 2020 includes, above, clockwise from front left, Mike Tranvaag, Deborah Cornell, Jackie Burke, Leslie Woodward, Anneth Nelson, Brittany Goodrich, Cynthia Saggese, Tania Cape, Danielle Rowe, Tara Bronson, Tammy Christman, Lisa Cronan, Amanda Stamas, Monica Calzolari, Jennifer Insetta, Sandra Gardner, Kyle Liner, William Rohde, Heegan, Loretta Garcia, Adam Remillard and Lonny Chin. Inset is Melissa Marietta, Oneonta, who introduces herself and tells how she fell in love with out area. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Can’t have a Wedding Expo without brides! Deanie Lord, Oneonta, Tammy Christman, Oneonta, Tracy Ross, Sidney Center and Todd Halley, Franklin modeled this year’s bridal fashions for Rainbow’s End at the annual Foothills Wedding Expo on Sunday, Jan. 13. With 200 in attendence, the event had its largest turnout ever.